I have to give up my pet cat. What are the options open to me?
Please consider carefully before giving up your pet cat. The reality is that there are not enough homes for many of these cats. Also adult cats do not stand a good chance of being adopted.
Please also remember that pet abandonment is a crime. It is considered a form of abuse because many pet cats cannot survive on their own. They are at risk of starvation, injury, even death as they do not have the survival instincts to fend for themselves against the weather, cars, pest control, abusive humans and/or other cats. When you abandon your cats, you are also passing on your problem to a hapless caregiver who has to take care of your cat at their own expense and face the emotional burden when your cat suffers injury, death or being rounded up by pest control. There is a limit to the number of cats that an estate can tolerate.
If you must give up your pet, you can:
Put your cat up for adoption on the CWS Cat Adoption Board.
Consider short-term or long-term boarding options at shelters such as:
80 Lim Chu Kang Lane 1 (inside Globe Eximport Pte Ltd)
Tel: 97958995 (Sia Ping)
Mutts & Mittens
11 Pasir Ris Farmway 2
- Surrender your pets to SPCA or AVA only as a last resort. With the high number of cats that they receive every day, the chance of your pet being euthanised is high.